Quarter 4: Research and Activism

  • Our final unit material is still being discussed and finalized. 

    The Power to Change the World- Social Justice Unit: Activism/Identity/Community/Racism  

    Overall Description: 

    Students will learn and understand the history of activism in the United States as it relates to civil rights, women’s rights, human rights, and LGBTQIA rights. Throughout the last quarter, students will research an issue, form an opinion, and present their ideas. Students can choose to present their ideas in prose, poetry, or nonfiction. Teachers will also use speeches, songs, and lyrics to help students understand the issues presented in this unit. At the end of the unit, students will be able to understand the importance of civic writing across genres.  

    ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: 

    How do people make a change in their communities through writing? 

    What are the different forms of activism?